In-Person Courses

Coordinated through DHS Protective Security Advisors (PSAs), State Homeland Security Officials, and training offices, OBP courses educate federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial participants—such as municipal officials and emergency managers, state and local law enforcement and other emergency services, security staff, critical infrastructure owners and operators, and private partners—on strategies to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents. For more information or to request OBP counter-improvised explosive device (IED) direct delivery in-person training, please email the Office for Bombing Prevention at www.OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov for additional information.

The Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) Detection course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully, and safely inspect for, identify, and/or respond to vehicle-borne explosive threats.

Accreditation: 0.7 CEUs

Courses are scheduled through your regional PSA and RTEC. For additional questions, please contact OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov"

 

  • Vehicle-borne explosive threats
  • Knowledge of threats
  • Safely inspect for explosive threats

The Surveillance Detection for Bombing Prevention course provides public safety and security professional fundamental knowledge and skills to recognize hostile surveillance at facilities and planned and unplanned events and respond appropriately.

Accreditation: 2.0 CEUs

Courses are scheduled through your regional PSA and RTEC. For additional questions, please contact OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov"

  • Public Safety
  • Security Professional
  • Hostile Surveillance

The Protective Measures course provides learners the foundational knowledge to identify risks and vulnerabilities to a facility, venue, or event and to identify various types of protective measures to mitigate an IED threat. Learners have the opportunity to apply concepts introduced throughout the course with hands-on activities.

Accreditation: 0.7 CEUs

Courses are scheduled through your regional PSA and RTEC. For additional questions, please contact OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov"

  • Identify risks
  • Apply Concepts
  • Hands-on Activities

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Search Procedures course introduces the learner to basic, low risk search protocols. It provides learning activities that allow learners to perform IED searches of a facility, an area, and a route. It provides the learners the information needed to create a search plan for their facility or special event.

Accreditation: 0.7 CEUs

Courses are scheduled through your regional PSA and RTEC. For additional questions, please contact OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov"

  • Learner to basic
  • Low risk search protocols
  • IED searches

The Bomb Threat Management (BTM) Planning course provides participants foundational knowledge on the DHS risk management process and bomb threat management process. It gives participants the opportunity to apply this knowledge to develop a bomb threat management plan.

Accreditation: 0.7 CEUs

Courses are scheduled through your regional PSA and RTEC. For additional questions, please contact OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov"

  • Risk Management Process
  • Bomb Threat Management
  • Foundational Knowledge

The Bombing Prevention Awareness course provides an introduction to the terrorist attack cycle, an overview of IEDs and Homemade Explosives and a Response to Suspicious Behaviors and Items. This basic awareness is used to enhance bombing prevention measures.

Accreditation: 0.7 CEUs

Courses are scheduled through your regional PSA and RTEC. For additional questions, please contact OBPTraining@hq.dhs.gov"

 

  • Homemade Explosives
  • Suspicious Behaviors and Items
  • Enhance bombing preventions